May 23, 2004
The Circle of Life
I was just on the phone with my mom a few minutes ago when I heard a bunch of blue jays outside making an awful racket. So I looked out the window and saw that they appeared to be dive bombing something on the bank of the pond. I went out into my patio to take a look, and saw a hawk crouched on the bank. When it saw me it took off ... and then I noticed it had one of the baby ducks in its claws.
Crap. I feel horrible for some reason.
Posted by Highwaygirl on May 23, 2004 12:41 PM
to the category Animals
Awwww. I feel horrible too. Now I'm looking at your pictures and wondering which wee little duckling it was. :(
Ugh. I know this is why ducks have so many babies - not all of them will survive - but it still sucks. Especially after I was able to get a photo of all of them together this morning.
And now I find myself scanning the pond every few minutes to see where they are, and if they're okay.
feel better. The hawk was just doing what it does.
Aw. Sounds like the Jays were on the duck's side. Nature in action. I'm loving the photos.